[Rational antibiotic therapy of acute upper respiratory tract infections].Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2010 Nov; 29(173):304-8.PM
Overuse of antibiotics is a major cause of bacterial resistance. Inappropriate and unnecessary antibiotic therapies are particularly frequent in the treatment of respiratory tract infections, which are viral in origin in about 80% of cases. This review work presents the principles of rational antibiotic therapy of acute upper respiratory tract infections, namely pharyngotonsillitis, otitis media and sinusitis according to Polish Recommendations 2010.